The announcement of Nokia 808 Pureview was a shock for many people because of its 41-megapixel camera. The usual MP for a smartphone tends to be around 5-8MP but this figure is certainly the first for any type of smartphones.
Before answering this crucial question of whether or not the Nokia 808 Pureview is the best camera phone in the market, it is best to take a loot at the official specifications and features of Nokia 808 Pureview.
Nokia 808 Pureview Specifications and Features:
Dimensions: 123.9 x 60.2 x 13.9 mm
Display: 4-inch AMOLED display with 640 x 360 pixels
Internal Storage: 16GB Internal storage
Expendable storage: up to 32GB
Processor: 1.3 GHz processor
OS: Symbian Belle OS
Battery: Talk (660 min) and Standby (465 hours)
Connectivity : Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth v3.0
Camera: High-resolution 41MP camera with Geo-tagging, Auto exposure, Pureview Pro imaging technology, Face detection, Tap to focus, Video stabilizer, Video recording, Carl Zeiss optic, Red-Eye Reduction, Exposure compensation, and Macro function.
The Nokia 808 Pureview has one of the best camera features if compared to other smartphones and it's not just about the pixels. The Nokia 808 Pureview has a whole lot of features like having a proper Xenon flash and "lossless" digital zoom which would entice customers to utilize the camera feature of this smartphone. Despite that, the Nokia 808 Pureview still has some negative aspects that is worth considering.
Most reviews about Nokia 808 Pureview were not that impressed with this smartphone due to its "normal" specifications especially when it has this "big" camera feature that does not go hand in hand with the other specifications in this smartphone. One thing that was pointed out was its OS which is the Symbian Belle. This OS is not that popular in the market because it lacks in different ways as compared to the dominating OS in the market which is Google's Android and Apple's iOS. Nokia even admitted that there are plans of phasing out this OS in the near future. Aside from its OS, the smartphone's display resolution and average processor speed were pointed out as a "problem" for the Nokia 808 PureView.
People who are looking for only a camera phone should consider the Nokia 808 Pureview because it is really the best camera phone in the market. People who are looking beyond just having a camera phone should consider other options because there are smartphones that are offering much more in the same price level. The Nokia 808 Pureview is already available in the US through Amazon and its selling price is around US$700. Nokia has not confirmed yet if the Nokia 808 Pureview would also be available in the Australian market.
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